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Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, [3 March 1757]

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To
Dr Thomas Wharton MD:
in Kings-Arms Yard
Coleman Street
London
4 MA

Dear doctor

I accept with pleasure your kind invitation, & have agreed to accompany Mr Balguy & Mr Hurd to Town on Saturday. what I have farther to say, I defer to that time: I need not tell you how much I wish for it, or that I am ever

Sincerely Yours
TG:

My best Compliments to Mrs Wharton.

Letter ID: letters.0266 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 40
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 40[?]

Dates

Date of composition: [3 March 1757] [i]
Date (on letter): Thursday
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

Place of composition: Cambridge, United Kingdom [i]
Address (on letter): Camb:e
Place of addressee: [London, United Kingdom] [i]

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 1 page, 202 mm x 163 mm
Addressed: To / Dr Thomas Wharton MD: / in Kings-Arms Yard / Coleman Street / London (postmark: 4 MA)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: I accept with pleasure your kind invitation, & have agreed to accompany...
Mentioned: Hurd, Richard, 1720-1808 [i]

Holding Institution

Location:
(confirmed)
Egerton MS 2400, ff. 88-89, Manuscripts collection, British Library [i], London, UK <http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/manuscr/>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes

Print Versions

  • The Letters of Thomas Gray, including the correspondence of Gray and Mason, 3 vols. Ed. by Duncan C. Tovey. London: George Bell and Sons, 1900-12, letter no. CXXXIV, vol. i, 309 - view pages
  • Correspondence of Thomas Gray, 3 vols. Ed. by the late Paget Toynbee and Leonard Whibley, with corrections and additions by H. W. Starr. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971 [1st ed. 1935], letter no. 234, vol. ii, 496 - view pages